Author Archives: Ashli Baldwin

About Ashli Baldwin

Ashli manages the Gaia GPS communications team. In 2014 she thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Ashli writes about her adventures on her blog http://www.tentside.com/

Why You Should Always Print Maps Online with Gaia GPS

Mobile apps like Gaia GPS make it possible for everyone to have a high-end navigation tool in their pocket for a fraction of the price. Avid hikers and backpackers download maps to access them offline and use GPS to show their location anywhere in the world. Printed maps offer a super lightweight backup mechanism for… Read More »

Meet Christopher Kracht – Gaia GPS Adventure Support Team

  Chris joined Gaia GPS in July 2017 as a part of the Communications Team, to support Gaia GPS users and write articles. He uses Gaia GPS with his offroad and overlanding adventures. He has driven the backroads of Baja, Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Washington, and Idaho while using Gaia GPS for navigation. He especially… Read More »

NeoTreks Land Use Maps Now Available

Premium Members now have access to Neotreks Land Use Maps for the United States. The layer shows high-detail ownership boundaries for federal, state, local, and municipal lands, as well as private inholdings. Consider using the map to plan your next hunting trip, RV excursion, or outdoor adventure. Layer it with Gaia Topo so you can… Read More »

Using Gaia GPS to Find Free Camping in National Forests

After 4th of July Special! Click here to sign up for a free 1 month Premium Membership! *Promo available for first time Premium subscribers Many National Forests across the United States allow free dispersed camping. This post will show you how to use Gaia GPS to find free camping spots before heading out and navigate… Read More »

U.S. Forest Service Motor Vehicle Use Maps Now Available

Find Forest Service roads and trails to drive with the new motor vehicle use maps (MVUM) layer, a Premium Member overlay available in Gaia GPS version 1.1 for iOS. Now you can route motorized treks in advance and navigate your way through U.S. National Forests from directly within the app. If you’re not familiar with… Read More »

All New Trails Search Powered by OpenStreetMap — the Largest Open Trail Catalog in the World

Search for trails and plan your next trip faster than ever with a new search engine on gaiagps.com. Send trails, waypoints and download maps directly to your mobile device. OpenStreetMap powers the new search, allowing you to find your next adventure using the largest and most up to date open trail and POI database in… Read More »

Gaia GPS v1.1 for iOS with USFS Motor Vehicle Use Maps

Interactive United States Forest Service’s popular Motor Vehicle Use Maps — now available in Gaia GPS version 1.1 for iOS. Also in this update, two finger map rotation and course-up mode lock. Read about the next generation Gaia GPS here and download it on the App Store today. Interactive Road Access Information Available as an… Read More »

Use Gridlines on Gaiagps.com

Anyone can now view gridlines at gaiagps.com/map. Gaia GPS Members can include them in map prints, too. To turn on gridlines, click the overlays button and choose from 5 different formats: Lat/Lon – Decimal Degrees Lat/Lon – Degrees, Minutes, Seconds Distance UTM MGRS UTM and MGRS grids even work in the extreme north, such as… Read More »

Snap-to-Trail Routing and Updated Statistics in Gaia GPS v6.6 for Android

Gaia GPS v6.6 for Android introduces Snap-to-Trail routing mode and includes a big improvement to how statistics get calculated for recorded tracks. Automatically Route Along A Trail Snap-to-Trail routing lets you plot a route along any trail using OpenStreetMap based maps like Gaia Topo and OpenHikingMap HD. You can also plan your route using the… Read More »